Starburst spiral galaxy NGC 1792

Starburst spiral galaxy NGC 1792

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Caption: Starburst spiral galaxy NGC 1792, composite optical image. North is at top. This galaxy is in the constellation Columba. Prominent dust and strong far-infrared radiation indicate that this galaxy is an area of intensive star birth activity. Image obtained from the Melipal and Yepun telescopes, part of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) array at the Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, columba, dust, dusty, eso 605-6, far-infrared radiation, galactic, melipal, ngc 1792, optical, space, spiral galaxy, star, star birth, star formation, starbirth, stars, stellar nursery, telescope, very large telescope, vlt, yepun

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